The Music Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer, also called the Music AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to California State University campuses that offer bachelor's degrees in Music. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states that students earning the Music AA-T Degree will be granted priority for admission as Music major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. This degree requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of CSU GE or IGETC and 23 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students earn a grade of "C" or better in all major coursework. This degree is designed to prepare students to demonstrate competence and discipline in the study of music in all of its facets, read and audiate music, and demonstrate proficiency in ensemble skills and solo performance skills.While a baccalaureate degree is recommended for a possible career in music production, performance, and music education, completion of this curriculum will demonstrate commitment to the serious study of Music in practice and in theory, and provide comprehensive preparation for upper-division work. The Music AA-T Degree program requires 23 units in required courses and restricted electives as indicated below.
MUSIC MAJOR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS - As a music major, you are expected to declare a performance area (voice, piano, or other instrument), to participate in at least one large performing group each semester, to be enrolled in Concert Hour each semester, to be enrolled in music theory and musicianship each semester, and to perform for student recitals and faculty juries on your major instrument each semester unless special exemption has been allowed. In addition to studying your major instrument each semester, you are urged to develop as much facility on the piano as possible because of its importance in other areas of your musical training.
APPLIED MUSIC: Four-year colleges vary in the amount of applied music credit that may be applied to the Baccalaureate degree. Students are cautioned to check the catalog of the college they plan to attend for its specific statement on the amount of applied music credit that will count toward the degree
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Outcome 1: Sophomore level skill in solo performance on instrument of chosen concentration (Orchestral Instrument, Voice, Piano, Guitar). Outcome 2: Working knowledge and successful execution of Sophomore level Music Theory and Musicianship. Outcome 3: Sophomore level proficiency in ensemble rehearsal and performance. Outcome 4: Sophomore level proficiency in identifying genres, styles, and periods of music.
Four semesters of Music ensembles to be selected from:
DISCLAIMER: Data on this page was extracted from the official college catalog on 06/07/2017 and is subject to change. Any student interested in matriculating through the certificate and/or degree program should cross reference the data found on this page against the official catalog and/or meet with a campus counselor.